A Puma concolor is a large animal most commonly known as a cougar or mountain lion. Their habitat is anywhere in the Western Hemisphere, including North America and South America.
A Cougar has characteristic spots on their coat that are unique to each animal. Their long tail helps with stability when running quickly over uneven ground, and there is evidence that they use their tails for communication between other cougars.
The average male can weigh up to 220 pounds while the female typically weighs 85-160 pounds depending on where they live. In areas where food is abundant, males can weigh as much as 250 pounds or more!
They have relatively short legs, but powerful muscles that enable them to leap high fences from a standing position - almost twelve feet high!
Cougars are nocturnal animals, which means they hunt during the night.